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To make an informed decision about bariatric surgery, you'll want to explore your options and learn about different types of bariatric surgery.
Gastric bypass is the most commonly performed type of bariatric surgery in the United States. It involves creating a small stomach pouch and attaching it to the middle of the small intestine, bypassing part of the intestine. Like other metabolic surgeries, it changes the amount of food your body can digest, and changes the signals that travel between your digestive system and your brain.
The sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure that removes part of the stomach and restricts the amount of food that can be eaten. Like other metabolic surgeries, it also promotes weight loss by changing hormonal signals between the stomach, brain, and liver.
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
The biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch surgery, also known as the BPD/DS, is similar to gastric bypass because it involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting the intestines. However, the way the intestines are rerouted is slightly different. Like other metabolic surgeries, it changes the amount of food your body can digest, and changes the signals that travel between your digestive system and your brain.
Bariatric surgery is used in morbidly obese adult patients for significant long-term weight loss. It may not be right for individuals with certain digestive tract conditions. All surgery presents risks. Weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Ask your doctor if bariatric surgery is right for you.
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